Saturday, July 26, 2014

Painted Fabric Rug DIY

Not long ago I was on the hunt for the perfect kitchen rug and couldn't find one to save my life!  I finally decided to paint one on canvas and create another with printed fabric.  I was a bit skeptical at first, but they've held up really well!  They're easy to clean and look fantastic in my crazy kitchen AND they were NO SEW!  BTW, if you have a rug that slips, you can use something called Extreme Tack from E-6000.  It's amazing stuff that works like an extremely strong post-it note glue!  Just squirt a few lines of it on the back of your rug, let it dry and you're good to go.  

 My southwestern inspired rugs.  
Perfect by my kitchen door
Watch the video tutorial here
1 yard printed fabric
2 yards heavy cotton canvas
1 yard fringe (optional)
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
Painter's tape
 Figure out the size you want to make your rug and add 1" all the way around
Cut your canvas to this size
Iron the edges in 1"
Add E-6000 Stitchless glue around the edges and iron the edges in place
 Measure the center of each side of your canvas rug
Connect where you marked with painter's tape
Using the first taped diamond, measure in 3" to create a smaller diamond
Measure in again to create the center diamond
Add tape to all your drawn lines
Start filling in with your multi-surface paints
 Black in the center
Next red, followed by turquoise orange and finally green
Remove the tape when it's dry and coat the front and back of the rug with Minwax Polycrylic
Cut your printed fabric 1" bigger all the way around than you want your rug to measure
Cut a piece of canvas 1" smaller all the way around than your printed fabric
With the printed fabric centered on top of the canvas, seal them together with a layer of Minwax Polycrylic
Add more Minwax Polycrylic to the top after you've sealed them together
Add E-6000 Fabri-Fuse to the 1" edges and iron them to the underside of the canvas
Create a 2" boarder 1/2" in from the edge of the rug all the way around using tape
Fill it in with a matching color
Glue fringe under the ends of the rug with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and let dry

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